Season 2023

First race in India

GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 was a vibrant part of the multi-rider choreography at the Buddh International Circuit, played out in front of a 58,000 audience. Augusto Fernandez was unlucky to encounter a technical issue and was forced to the pitlane.

GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 bring a GASGAS red flavor to New Delhi and for the first dance of MotoGP on Indian soil. Augusto again improves and progresses through the course of a race weekend but follows-up his 11th in the Saturday Sprint with a DNF.

Mostly blue skies and an Indian heat haze on Sunday ensured the chances of another rainy downpour were very slim for the three races at a busier Buddh International Circuit. The teams and the riders were well-versed with the 13-corner layout after two days of practice, quali and ‘sprinting’ as well as the extra-long Free Practice sessions, scheduled to help with the familiarization.
MotoGP shot through the thick, hot air with noise and thunder at 15.30 local time to get the 21-lap race underway. The tight and weaving Turn 1 was again a hotspot for close proximity and potential trouble but GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 came through unscathed.
Augusto’s race was over within three laps due to a glitch with his rear ride height device. GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 will get another opportunity for results in just a few days time with the Grand Prix of Japan at the Motegi circuit.
Augusto Fernandez, DNF:
“We had an issue with the rear ride height device after three laps. A real shame because I was feeling strong: we just kept running into problems all weekend, like yellow flags and so on. We made a step in the Misano test and I think we can start each Grand Prix in a more competitive way; that’s why I am now looking forward to Motegi.”